Son of a Russian White Army Colonel and daughter of a Greek Shipping Heiress, tried for treason in 1945 by Lebenon but got off cause I wasn't Lebanese. I was however convicted for illegal entry on a conterfeit passport and spent the next 16 months in a middle eastern prison. Escaped with the aid of CIA to Brazil, but had contracted scurvy and lost my finger to a scorpion bite. Lost my feet to frostbite in Antartica. Discovered lost Aztec gold in sunken Spanish galleon when I was a pirate in Caribean. But lost that when I had to pay overdue medical bills for removing feet and finger. Sold letters to lawyers as book to prominent publishing company; became best seller for stupidest letters to lawyers. Lived off royalties for two weeks. Took up with bag lady. She married me and later I discovered she was heir to fortune, so retired to North Carolina and now am living off her largess.


Edward Hester Poems


Breathlessly, she watched me approach;
Slowing, I considered her slim good looks.
Her tentativeness captured my heart-the wind
Moving her green raiment, so – provocatively.... more »

Wilow's Song

Midnight on the Land
Where the ancestors gather
I wait.... more »

Winning And Losing

There are many who, like me or you
Seek gain without a loss
We work and work, by hook or crook
To win and be the boss.... more »

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